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WOMEN FILMMAKERS WORLDWIDE

1896-2015 (partial list)

  

Gilda de Abreu

Perry Miller Adato

Maren Ade

Anita W. Addison

Carine Adler

Arantxa Aguirre

Yasmin Ahmad

Marianne Ahrne

Eija-Liisa Ahtila

Peggy Ahwesh

Chantal Akerman

Barbara Albert

Karin Albou

Lexi Alexander

Stephanie Allain

Suzana Amaral

Tata Amaral

Alison Anders

Jane Anderson

Antouanneta Angelidi

Maya Angelou

Eileen Anipare

Annette Apon

Shamim Ara

Louise Archambault

Francesca Archibugi

Jane Arden

Asia Argento

Sara Kathryn Arledge

Gillian Armstrong

Andrea Arnold

Karen Arthur

Natasha Arthy

Dorothy Arzner

Dinara Asanova

Martina Attile

Shona Auerbach

Jacqueline Audry

Shona Auerbach

 

Beth B.

Jamie Babbit

Paule Baillargeon

Josiane Balasko

Anne Bancroft

Rakhshan Bani-Etemaad

Laurence Ferreira Barbosa

Clio Barnard

Neema Barnette

Diana Barrie

Drew Barrymore

Sophie Barthes

Michal Bat Adam

Joy Batchelor

Kathy Bates

Jordan Bayne

Liza Béar

Gabrielle Beaumont

Lake Bell

Zoe Beloff

Maria Luisa Bemberg

Jessica Bendinger

Yamina Benguigui

Sadie Benning

Emmanuelle Bercot

Amy Berg

Zaida Bergroth

Dori Berinstein

Shari Springer Berman

Jessiline Berry

Juliet Berto

Troy Beyer

Jessica Biel

Susanne Bier

Kathryn Bigelow

Anna Biller

Vidi Bilu

Patricia Birch

Antonia Bird

Jane Birkin

Simone Bitton

Maureen Blackwood

Laís Bodanzky

Virginia Bogert

Icíar Bollaín

Lizzie Borden

Shonali Bose

Muriel Box

Anja Breien

Catherine Breillat

Valerie Breiman

Zabou Breitman

Zana Briski

Tricia Brock

Katrina Holden Bronson

Katherine Brooks

Hilary Brougher

Jutta Bruckner

Kristina Buozyte

Mary Ellen Bute

 

Dominique Cabrera

Eliane Caffé

Sophie Calle

Jane Campion

Carla Camurati

Kat Candler

Saara Cantell

Corinne Cantrill

Dominique Cardona (aka Laurie Colbert)

Niki Caro

Ana Carolina

Ditsi Carolino

Joan Carr-Wiggin

Alana Cash

Zoe Cassavetes

Helene Cattet

Liliana Cavani

Gurinder Chadha

Raquel Chalfi

Lina Chamie

Tanuja Chandra

Sylvia Chang

Brenda Chapman

Joan Chen

Ayoka Chenzira

Mabel Cheung

Abigail Child

Tina Gordon Chism

Lisa Cholodenko

Joyce Chopra

Zero Chou

Christine Choy

Věra Chytilová

Lisa Cholodenko

Michelle Citron

Shirley Clarke

Stacey Cochran

Leslie Cockburn

Essie Coffey

Pamela Cohn

Isabel Coixet

Giada Colagrande

Kathleen Collins

Cristina Comencini

Martha Coolidge

Nicole Conn

Alicia Conway

Sofia Coppola

Liv Corfixen

Catherine Corsini

Michèle Cournoyer

Jill Craigie

Marian Crişan

Emma-Kate Croghan

Emmanuelle Cuau

Grace Cunard

 

Cherien Dabis

Cami Delavigne

Holly Dale

Joan Darling

Julie Dash

Byambasuren Davaa

Julie Davis

Tamra Davis

Zeinabu Irene Davis

Gilda de Abreu

Camille de Casabianca

Régine Deforges

Storm de Hirsch

Donna Deitch

Julie Delpy

Paule Delsol

Anne de Marcken

Maria de Medeiros

Claire Denis

Betse De Paula

Maya Deren

Virginie Despentes

Catharina Deus

Marina de Van

Claire Devers

Rosemarie DeWitt

Katherine Dieckmann

Sr. Dominic Dipio

Assia Djebar

Nana Djordjadze

Sara Driver

Harriet Dodge

Dörris Dörrie

Isabelle Doval

Elissa Down

Martin Doyen

Germaine Dulac

Lena Dunham

Erica Dunton

Cheryl Dunye

Marguerite Duras

Ava Marie DuVernay

 

Tracey Edmonds

Christine Edzard

Judit Elek

Sally El Hosaini

Alison Ellwood

Ingemo Engstrom

Ildikó Enyedi

Nora Ephron

Marie Epstein

Danishka Esterhazy

Kim Evans

Heidi Ewing

Valie Export

 

Safi Faye

Regina Fanta-Nacro

Michele Farinola

Valerie Faris

Eléonore Faucher

Alicia Felberbaum

Marcela Fernandez Violante

Forugh Farrokhzad

Pascale Ferran

Hannah Fidell

Mary Field

Sally Field

Martha Fiennes

Sophie Fiennes

Sophie Fillières

Roberta Findlay

Holly Fisher

Coleen Fitzgibbon

Jane Fleming

Anne Fletcher

Anne Fontaine

Sadaf Foroughi

Jodie Foster

Hollis Frampton

Andrea Fraser

Mimi Freedman

Marylin Freeman

Jenna Friedenberg

Su Friedrich

Sonia Fritz

 

Laura Gabbert

Eva Le Gallienne

Nisha Ganatra

Liz Garcia

Nicole Garcia

Sara Garcia Villanueva

Gene Gauntier

Julie Gavras

Sarah Gavron

Dyana Gaye

Leah Gilliam

Lillian Gish

Lesli Linka Glatter

Delphine Gleize

Elinor Glyn

Jill Godmilow

Lana Gogoberidze

Sara Gomez

Bette Gordon

Dennie Gordon

Marleen Gorris

Jacqueline Goss

Rachel Grady

Debra Granik

Lee Grant

Amy Greenfield

Lauren Greenfield

Maggie Greenwald

Francesca Gregorini

Marion Grierson

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Valérie Guignabodet

Sonali Gulati

Iris Gusner

Alice Guy-Blaché

 

Lucile Hadzihalilovic

Dalia Hager

Randa Haines

Mira Hamermesh

Lisa Gay Hamilton

Barbara Hammer

Sanaa Hamri

Marion Hänsel

Mia Hansen-Løve

Catherine Hardwicke

Alma Har’el

Leslie Harris

Mary Harron

Salma Hayek

Leslye Headland

Anne Heche

Amy Heckerling

Chris Hegedus

Birgit Hein

Hanna Henning

Astrid Henning-Jensen

Jerusha Hess

Sachiko Hidari

Cheryl Hines

Narcisa Hirsch

Ivy Ho

Deborah Hoffman

Anna Hofman-Uddgren

Agnieszka Holland

Nicole Holofcener

Solveig Hoogenstein

Dianne Houston

Nung-Hsin Hu

Bronwen Hughes

Faith Hubley

Ann Hui

Danièle Huillet

Bonnie Hunt

Claire Hunt (aka Kim Longinotto)

Courtney Hunt

Helen Hunt

Gale Anne Hurd

Anjelica Huston

 

Diana Lee Inosanto

Bodil Ipsen

Debbie Isitt

Julia Crawford Ivers

 

Mehreen Jabbar

Jannicke Systad Jacobsen

Sarah Jacobson

Jeong Jae-eun

Wonda Jakubowska

Agnès Jaoui

Christine Jeffs

Patty Jenkins

Tamara Jenkins

Vicky Jenson

Liu Jiayin

Xiao Jiang

Xu Jinglei

Scarlett Johannson

Liza Johnson

Lana Jokel

G. B. Jones

Hella Joof

Suma Josson

Miranda July

 

Reema Kagti

Takeshi Kaneshiro

Betty Kaplan

Deborah Kaplan

Nelly Kaplan

Prema Karanth

Niki Karimi

Anna Karina

Nicole Kassell

Naomi Kawase

Diane Keaton

Dorota Kędzierzawska

Marjorie Keller

Sarah Kernochan

Joanna Kerns

Maryam Keshavarz

Farah Khan

Shaan Khattau

Callie Khouri

Beeban Kidron

Clare Kilner

So Yong Kim

Alison Klayman

Karen Kluge

Sandra Kogut

Ana Kokkinos

Barbara Kopple

Cristina Kotz Cornejo

Indu Krishnan

Ellen Kuras

Diane Kurys

Karyn Kusama

Julia Kwan

 

Nadine Labaki

Jeanne Labrune

Christine Lahti

Kerry Laitala

Jenée LaMarque

Mary Lambert

Micheline Lanctôt

Matilde Landeta

Samantha Lang

Yelena Lanskaya

Alile Sharon Larkin

Clara Law

Arantxa Lazcano

Kalpana Lazmi

Caroline Leaf

Mimi Leder

Meg LeFauve

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Sophie Lellouche

Suzanne Lemaître

Valérie Lemercier

Kasi Lemmons

Nanouk Leopold

Sophie Letourneur

Lorraine Levy

Frieda Liappa

Nnegest Likké

Caroline Link

Claudia Llosa

Phyllida Lloyd

Sondra Locke

Barbara Loden

Julia Loktev

Joan Long

Kim Longinotto

Julie Lopes-Curval

Issa Lopez

Nnegest Likké

Caroline Link

Marion Lipschutz

Lynne Littman

Jennie Livingston

Ma Liwen

Emma Luchini

Kátia Lund

Ida Lupino

Noémie Lvovsky

Lottie Lyell

Jennifer Lynch

 

Angelina Maccarone

Hettie MacDonald

Alison Maclean

Cleo Madison

Madonna

Ambuja Magaji

Evelyn Cindy Magara

Maria Maggenti

Sharon Maguire

Maïwenn (aka Maïwenn Le Besco)

Hana Makhmalbaf

Marzieh Makhmalbaf

Samira Makhmalbaf

Sarah Maldoror

Marilu Mallet

Laura Mañá

Babette Mangolte

Suhasini Maniratnam

Lina Mannheimer

Sophie Marceau

Frances Marion

Eisha Marjara

Tonia Marketaki

Havana Marking

Constance Marks

Brit Marling

Penny Marshall

Tonie Marshall

Lucrecia Martel

Darnell Martin

Laetitia Masson

Elaine May

Melanie Mayron

Patricia Mazuy

Barbara McCullough

Paulette McDonagh

Melanie McGraw

Kaitlin McLaughlin

Sheila McLaughlin

Carolyn McMaster

Lucille McVey Drew

Nancy Meckler

Cindy Meehl

Jeanine Meerapfel

Deepa Mehta

Vijaya Mehta

Hu Mei

Ursula Meier

Susan Meiselas

Kay Mellor

Marie Menken

Nina Menkes

Agnès Merlet

Nancy Meyers

Márta Mészáros

Agnès Merlet

Leah Meyerhoff

Liu Miaomiao

Annette Michelson

Joan Micklin Silver

Anne-Marie Miéville

Elfi Mikesch

Laila Mikkelsen

Tahmineh Milani

Rebecca Miller

Sharron Miller

Maja Miloš

Trinh T. Min-ha

Pilar Miró

Merata Mita

Helke Misselwitz

Ariane Mnouchkine

Tracey Moffatt

Kaori Momoi

Florence Moncorgé-Gabin

Karen Moncrieff

Cynthia Salzman Mondell

Adriana Monti

Jocelyn Moorehouse

Jeanne Moreau

Yolande Moreau

Sarah Morris

Samantha Morton

Lúcia Murat

Kira Muratova

Pat Murphy

Anne Mungai

Musidora

Anna Muylaert

 

Fanta Régina Nacro

Ruba Nadda

Phyllis Nagy

Mira Nair

Laurel Nakadate

Terre Nash

Gunvor Nelson

Laura Neri

Shirin Neshat

Kika Nicolela

Vijaya Nirmala

Tuija-Maija Niskanen

Elvira Notari

Maria Novaro

 

Alanis Obomsawin

Alice O’Fredericks

Jenni Olson

Gulshat Omarova

Yoko Ono

Ngozi Onwurah

Jessica Oreck

Ulrike Ottinger

Phoebe Owens

 

Reneta Padovan

Lisanne Pajot

Euzhan Palcy

Marianna Palka

Sai Paranjpye

Véréna Paravel

Ida May Park

Claire Parker

Pratibha Parmar

Christine Pascal

Stacie Passon

Lise Birk Pedersen

Barbara Peeters

Stina Pehrsdotter

Kimberly Peirce

Alexandra Pelosi

Claire Peploe

Cristina Perincioli

Rachel Perkins

Barbara Peters

Mary Pickford

Shira Piven

Vanessa Place

Gaylene Preston

Elizabeth Price

Gina Prince-Bythewood

Natalie Portman

Sarah Polley

Léa Pool

Leanne Pooley

Sally Potter

Eléonore Pourriat

Joana Preiss

Olga Preobrazhenskaya

Carrie Preston

Gaylene Preston

Gina Prince-Bythewood

 

Joanna Quinn

 

Yvonne Rainer

Lynne Ramsay

Cathy Randall

Mari Rantasila

Jackie Raynal

Carol Reed

Dee Rees

Kelly Reichardt

Dorothy Davenport Reid

Lotte Reiniger

Anja-Kristin Remmert

Amy Rice

Leni Riefenstahl

Patricia Riggen

Pipilotti Rist

Catherine Robbe-Grillet

Angela Robinson

Marta Rodriguez

Françoise Romand

Martha Rosier

Michèle Rosier

Stephanie Rothman

Brigitte Roüan

Mireia Roz

Patricia Rozema

Barbara Rubin

Pila Rusjan

Ry Russo-Young

 

Saara Saarela

Leontine Sagan

Djamila Sahraoui

Sherine Salama

Alicia Sams

Helke Sander

Helma Sanders-Brahms

Arlene Sanford

Sangeeta

Valeria Sarmiento

Megumi Sasaki

Shimako Sato

Marjane Satrapi

Nancy Savoca

Jasmila Sbanic

Lorene Scafaria

Angela Schanelec

Lone Scherfig

Suzanne Schiffman

Carolee Schneemann

Céline Sciamma

Cynthia Scott

Daniela Sea

Beverly Sebastion

Susan Seidelman

Amy Seimetz

Aparna Sen

Coline Serreau

Anne Sewitsky

Adrienne Shelley

Lynn Shelton

Millicent Shelton

Larissa Shepitko

Cindy Sherman

Stacy Sherman

Bonnie Sherr Klein

Nell Shipman

Gauri Shinde

Cate Shortland

Esther Shub

Tong Shu Shuen

Mina Shum

Amie Siegel

Nandini Sikand

Claire Simon

Wallis Simpson

Kari Skogland

Natalia Smirnoff

Alison Snowden

Helena Solberg

Iuliia Solntseva

Frances-Anne Solomon

Jill Soloway

Susan Sontag

Lim Soon-rye

Jen Soska

Sylvia Soska

Jane Spencer

Penelope Spheeris

Jill Sprecher

J.A. Steel

Stella Stevens

Jules Stewart

Ruth Stonehouse

Lynne Stopkewich

Chick Strand

Barbara Streisand

Susan Streitfeld

Susan Stroman

Caroline Strubbe

Susanna Styron

Elisabeth Subrin

Sara Sugarman

Lee Suk-Gyung

Sabiha Sumar

Elizaveta Svilova

Mary Sweeney

 

Rea Tajiri

Rachel Talalay

Shashwati Talukdar

Kinuyo Tanaka

Loveleen Tandan

Nadia Tass

Sam Taylor-Wood

Julie Taymor

Conny Templemen

Suzie Templeton

Joan Tewkesbury

Stella Theodoraki

Virginie Thevenet

Betty Thomas

Caroline Thompson

Daniele Thompson

Leslie Thornton

Ingrid Thulin

Ondi Timoner

Janet Tobias

Loretta Todd

Fina Torres

Pimpaka Towira

Patrice Toye

Wendy Toye

Marie-Claude Treilhou

Monika Treut

Nadine Trintignant

Minh-ha Trinh T.

Fien Troch

Rose Troche

Nora Twomey

 

Liv Ullman

 

Sonia Valentín

Agnès Varda

Nia Vardalos

Dororthee Vandenberge

Paula van der Oest

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Jennifer Venditti

Sylvie Verheyde

Marion Vernoux

Sandrine Veysset

Teresa Villaverde

Claudia von Alemann

Katja von Garnier

Rosa von Praunheim

Daisy von Scherler Mayer

Margarethe von Trotta

Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Jürgen Vsych

 

Lana Wachowski

Nancy Walker

Susan F. Walker

Sarah Watt

Lois Weber

Joyce Weiland

Claudia Weill

Lina Wertmüller

Jennifer Westfeldt

Tanya Wexler

Anne Wheeler

Maria White

Susanna White

Joyce Wieland

Margery Wilson

Alice Winocour

Doris Wishman

Katie Woods

Olivia Wyatt

 

Tizuka Yamazaki

Pamela Yates

Ruby Yang

Keren Yedaya

Ning Ying

So Yong Kim

Jessica Yu

Li Yu

 

Mai Zetterling

Nuanxin Zhang

Chloé Zhao

 

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Please help contribute to this ongoing project by sending me the names of female filmmakers not yet included on this list. Thanks! -B

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